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Allen Brick Walls

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Emily Allyn Moore Jul 11, 2014. 15 Replies

Are you stuck someplace in your Allen line? Post the details here, maybe someone else can help.

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Book: Robert Allen 1695-1769 ... his descendants and allied families

Started by Kathryn Keller. Last reply by Kathryn Keller Sep 30, 2011. 9 Replies

I have the book "Robert Allen 1695-1769 ... his descendants and allied families" written by William Ray Allen. More than willing to do look-ups.

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Jacob Christian Allen

Started by Lisa Minerd Feb 10, 2011. 0 Replies

I am looking for a Jacob Christian Allen who was born in 1795 in New Jersey.  He moved to Pennsylvania and married a Sarah Hull about 1816 and then moved to Ohio.  I am looking for Jacob's parents in…Continue

Reverend Robert and Martha Sarah (Cathey) Allen

Started by Kathryn Keller Sep 2, 2009. 0 Replies

My Allen line comes from Ireland. Rev. Robert Allen (my sixth great grandfather) was b. 1695 in County Armagh, Ireland and d. Aug 1769 in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia. In 1744 he m. Martha Sarah…Continue

Tags: Virginia, Kentucky, Ireland, Wahaub, Cathey

Allen Research Notes

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Kate Steere Aug 12, 2009. 1 Reply

Let us know what you are doing in your current Allen researches. This is a place for you to post your ongoing research with us, and anything you have found that may be helpful to other researchers.…Continue

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Allen DNA

Started by William Bernard Allen Jul 21, 2009. 0 Replies

Hello, have any of you fellow Allens taken a DNA test? Just curious... I have with and I am I2a1 (m26) Sardinian

George Allen - For Caren

Started by Katrina Haney. Last reply by Katrina Haney Jul 19, 2009. 2 Replies

Hi Caren,Once again we are cousins :)I have JUST finished researching George Allen of Sandwich trying to ascertain if his son Ralph was MY Ralph Allen. Turns out he isn't, but I have tons of…Continue

Allen Family Stories

Started by Katrina Haney Jul 13, 2009. 0 Replies

Post the stories about your Allen Ancestors here.

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Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on March 31, 2014 at 9:21pm

Allen, Richard son Allen, Planter John son Allen, Planter Valentine daughter Allen, Planter Judith son Burton, Planter Richard son Burton of Cobbs, Planter Thomas, Sr. son Burton, Thomas, Jr. son Burton, John son Burton, James P., Sr. son Burton, James P., Jr. son Burton, William Philip son Burton, Jesse son Burton, William Leander son Burton, Ambrose Seber son Burton, Sydney daughter Burton, Nancy Arizona Elizabeth Senith son Deason, Sydney Doyle daughter Deason, Barbara Gail daughter Thigpen, Barbara Kim

Comment by Nancy Allen on March 18, 2012 at 8:34pm

Looking to confirm parents of Hubbel Allen born 23 Nov 1820 in either NY or Vt I think that it was Rufus and Deborah Eldridge Allen, Hubbel Allen died 16 Jan 1866 He was my great grandfather.

Comment by Mary Dooley on August 22, 2011 at 7:13pm


Reply to Michael - I may have a Maria Allen that ties in.  I have only started researching so information is minimal, but my great grandmother was Maria Allen who was born in Carlow around 1861. According to the 1901 irish census forms there were very few Allens in Carlow around that time, which is why I'm thinking there may be a connection.

Comment by JudithE.Davis on March 13, 2011 at 3:16pm
I'm sorry I forgot to mention my fathers name from below.. He was Harry Douglas Smith, but we aren't sure of his Fathers' name.
Comment by JudithE.Davis on March 13, 2011 at 3:15pm

My Allen Line is as follows:

Hector Allen born abt 1864 in New York He was married to Mary Bullet birth unk, they had Florence Mae Allen  born Aug 3, 1885. Florence married Arthur G. Harriman Jr. and they had six(6) children that I know of. Then Florence had my father with a "Smith" four years after her husband died. I don't think they(Arthur and Florence) married.

Comment by Sandy Burton on November 12, 2010 at 10:42am
I am looking for more information about Emily (Emma) Allen and her father Thomas Norris Allen.
Emma was b. May 18, 1857 in Blount Co, TN died Dec 17, 1928 in Florence Kansas. Thomas was buried in Chase Co, Ks and is said to be of the Society of Friends. I have found much about Thomas' wife's family Elizabeth Morgan, but nothing about Thomas. Elizabeth's family was Quaker, lots of Quakers! Thomas was born abt 1811, died 1875. His wife Elizabeth was the daughter of William H. Morgan and Catherine Peck.
Thomas' daughter, Emma (Emily) was married to Joseph Hughes Riggs.
Comment by Miranda Allen on March 17, 2010 at 7:17am
Larry, my Grandfather and Great Grandfather(who have both passed) were bricklayers/stone masons and it makes sense that they may have learned their trade from their fathers. I've found a baptism record that looks like it links my line back to Hertfordshire as well. I wonder if there is any relation. Check out my post under Allen brick walls for more info.
Comment by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on October 19, 2009 at 4:02pm
HI, my interest in the surname ALLEN, starts with my gg grandmother Lena Rivers ALLEN who married my gg grandfather Frank T LORENTZ. Lena was born December 1862 in Tennessee and died 1927 in Park Springs, Wise Co, TX and buried in Sunset Beasley Cemetery, Montague Co, TX.

The ONLY thing I know of her family backwards in time for her is that her mother was possibly Sarah CLEVENGER. We do not know if that is her mothers name before or after she married or if she married a second time.

I believe she married a second time. However I cannot find an Allen / Clevenger marriage record in TN or TX that would match anything.

Story is that she was married to an ALLEN who was killed in the CW and she remarried. Lena would have been born just at the time of the CW starting or thereabouts.

My earliest census record for her is the 1880 Dallas Co, TX census records, and she and Frank are married and living with a NASH family. I cannot find any connection to this NASH family at this time. A couple of their children later are named after the Nash children, however.

I am clueless after this.

Frank T Lorentz was b in Frederick Co, MD and I do not know how he came to be in TX, or exactly when, but it was after the 1870 MD census.


Comment by Nelda Tinker on October 8, 2009 at 7:01am
Hi. I am researching the ALLEN family. My husbands Mother`s Maiden name is ALLEN. Her Mother was Claire Lucille ALLEN, we do not know who her Father is, she was raised by her Maternal Grandparents and took their surname. I believe they legally adopted her although I have yet to prove that fact. Their names were Granderson Edgar ALLEN and Alma Ruby DAPPER, they lived in Litchfield, Pana, Illinois area and are buried in Chicago. Grandersons parents were Elbert Granderson ALLEN and Claire Belle HASKINS-ALLEN. I can go back a bit further. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who is researching this particular line of the ALLEN family.
Comment by JudithE.Davis on August 12, 2009 at 1:26pm
Hi all, My Allen line is as follows; Hector Allen wed Mary Bullet in New York, their daughter, my grandmother Florence Mae Allen was born 03 Aug. 1885 in No. Adams, Mass. and she died in Scarborough, Maine. Florence married Arthur Granville Harriman ll and while married to him she had a brief affair with a Mr.? Smith and so begat my father, Harry Douglas Smith. I am having a little trouble finding the correct lineage here. Any help would be greatfull.

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